Watch regret - help!

Good people of watch crunch! 

I’ve recently discovered a passion (near obsession!) for watches. 

I spend countless hours in the last 6 months learning as much as I can and building up to my first substantial watch purchase. I bought the beautiful Hamilton khaki field bronze on the way which I love, but I’ve had a bigger purchase I was building towards. 
 

then, suddenly, I went into an AD and bought a Tudor black bay gmt s&g on leather on impulse… it was thrilling and I loved it… for 2 weeks and now I find it doesn’t go with anything, is too chunky to wear and just doesn’t look right. oh the regret! 

now I can’t seem to sell it for a decent price so I’m going to either lose money on it or be stuck with it. I wish id waited and bought a Seamaster 300 1957 or one of the other watches I was considering. can’t afford them now! :( 

what would you do? peope talk about trading up and selling watches on, but I just cannot get a good price… what am I missing? 
 

Any advice or anything to make me feel better would be great! Lol. 
 

thank you 

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Sorry man. It’s a terrible feeling, we’ve all been there. 
 

A few options:

-Give it some more time. Figure out where it works in your rotation and where it doesn’t. Maybe a different strap or look into a bracelet. I bet there’s an aftermarket bracelet by Strapcode or Uncle Seiko. You might fall back in love. 
- If you really hate it, accept the loss of money when you sell it, but get rid of it and move on having learned a lesson. Make the sale price very attractive to a buyer. 
-Have patience with the sale. Wait until you get the right offer. 

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That watch is killer.  I think over time you will be glad to have kept it.  

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Not losing $ on new watch purchases is a pretty recent thing...  I guess all you can do is hold out for an offer you can stomach.  

I'll echo trying different straps, though.  I've definitely gotten rid of watches that I probably would have kept if I had found the right strap.  In some cases, I later found the strap and really kicked myself.

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FreeDive

Sorry man. It’s a terrible feeling, we’ve all been there. 
 

A few options:

-Give it some more time. Figure out where it works in your rotation and where it doesn’t. Maybe a different strap or look into a bracelet. I bet there’s an aftermarket bracelet by Strapcode or Uncle Seiko. You might fall back in love. 
- If you really hate it, accept the loss of money when you sell it, but get rid of it and move on having learned a lesson. Make the sale price very attractive to a buyer. 
-Have patience with the sale. Wait until you get the right offer. 

Thats great advice, thank you! I’ll do that. 

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Patience.

Patience before buying sth. Put it on your wishlist, watch YT videos about it. Check out pics of it, and do all that while waiting 3 months. If you still like it then, go for it.

Patience when selling. It took almost a year, to sell my Tissot LeLocle Chrono. And I obviously lost money on it, it's a Tissot and no Rolex. That said, you should get a decent price for that model!

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NorthBoundTrain

That watch is killer.  I think over time you will be glad to have kept it.  

Hope you’re right mate! 

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Hey Adam, cool watch and I’m sorry to hear it‘s not for you anymore. The S&G seems like a more niche GMT compared to the Pro and Pepsi. Looking at WatchRecon, it looks like there aren’t a ton for sale, which is good. Im guessing there is low supply and low demand for these used. With that, selling would have to be a patient process (especially if it’s not on bracelet). Buying it new, taking a noticeable hit is inevitable but I hope you can minimize that hit.

Not sure where you tried to sell it but maybe try another platform/ multiple (as long as the platform allows it)?  I’ve never sold on eBay but it seems like that may reach a broader audience. I would be sure to include how new your piece is in the listing. Selling it may take a while but it only takes one buyer and he/she can pop up at any moment. Some of my watches have taken months to sell.
 

Make sure your photos look good. Great photos help a lot, especially with nicer watches like this one. If you’re like me and shooting on a cell phone, managing your lighting will make the biggest difference. There are great, short videos on this.
 

With how hot the Pro, Pelagos 39, and Ranger are currently, there may be some people who need to get over their initial lust for one of those models before they realize they want what you’ve got. Again, selling this one may take time.

If you are still discovering what you like, making your purchases from the used market will certainly help make the buying and selling more sustainable in the future (especially if you are prone to impulse purchases and also with niche pieces like this one). I know that so many of the people here can empathize with what you are feeling right now. Keep your head up and take your time. Nothing needs to be purchased this week or this month. There is no rush in this hobby outside of our own anxiety. 
 

Edit: you could also message others that have sold this model recently. They may be willing to give you insight into their selling experience and help set appropriate expectations.
 

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I have been there no doubt and so have most watch collectors. Sadly getting a new watch is like a new car once you drive it out it devalues ..I suggest dont wear it and put it up for sale at a discount on watchuseek or reddit ..if it doesnt sell after a while put it on chrono24 ..good luck 

Though the watch looks awesome but what counts is how you feel...👍

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Good evening Adam!

This can happen like it happened to me so often. Here is my idea: just put the watch aside for a few weeks and put it on for a few days again.Should you have the same feelings as the ones you had now after wearing it, then it will be really the right to sell it.

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Agreed with the above, patience and especially good photos go a loooong way. You might not have the most popular model, but a popular model nonetheless. It will sell, just give it time. I'm with you on this one, when I'm not sure on a look I buy a cheaper version or homage first then go for the pricier one. Might be worth a try next time around.

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Unfortunately, that's a big chunk of money to spend early on in your watch journey.  Hopefully, this can be a learning experience.

On the upside, you can now cross off the GMT in your collection.  The Tudor is a great example to fill that slot, so you're certainly moving in the right direction.

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First off, it's a great watch. I totally get what you are feeling. I've been there a few times. I think it's part of collector learning curve. For a long time I couldn't afford many of the watches I wanted. Today that's not so much an issue. I've had to relearn not rushing into a purchase . I own a 7K watch I never wear & would take a bath on selling. My piont: no more quick watch purchases. Even if I obsess online & research the hell out of it I have to try it on 2 to 3 times before I buy $300 watch or 20k same program

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Sell it at a loss if you really hate it. But if you want to keep it then work around it. Get cheap nato strap that change look of the watch. Design your wardrobe around your watch(belts, buckles, shoes, shirts). Look like 🤠 cowboy! Most have been in your situation but do not do another impulsive thing. think it through and enjoy the process. Years from now you will have a story to share.

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I'm not a fan of two-tone watches at all, but as for that one. It just demands a black and gold Nato strap. 

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Anyway, sorry to hear, that you are upset. I would wear it nonetheless and accumulate stories around that while saving for that grail watch that you want. 

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Well, I won’t stick the knife in and say what you did wrong, but at the same time, I actually think you also need time to work with this. For an early foray, that’s a solid statement and you managed to back yourself a popular watch that is pleasing on the eye.
I think it looks ok on the wrist, size-wise, but you need something to make the Root Beer / Espresso colourway really pop. The above NATO isn’t a bad choice, and maybe a nice distressed rugged lighter brown leather strap would give this a more vintage look. Maybe a drivers/rally strap, it would be interesting enough as a combo with the holes.
This is also coming from me; I‘d be the first to rip into a Tudor.

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First off I think Tudor BB GMT S&G is a nice watch. Where I think it may fail you in terms of versatility is that you bought it on the black leather strap which IMO doesn’t showcase the watch very well. The S&G needs to be on a metal bracelet to really look the part. I’d try to order the Tudor bracelet that is supposed to go with it. I think once you wear it with a bracelet it will change your perspective on that watch. 
 

Secondly, not being on bracelet is one main reasons why you‘re not seeing interest from buyers. Typically buyers prefer the watch with the factory bracelet.